Hurst Green village voice

THE second meeting of the Ageing Well Scheme was a great success. There is now established a book club, photography group, history study, Tai Chi and an embryonic walking group (more to join this please!)The greatest interest was generated by Tai Chi which is a gentle, relaxing excretes believed to

help blood pressure problems. The Book club will meet in people’s homes

and needs only a few to run it - but all are welcome to join. History offers the opportunity to visit churches and churchyards as well as record offices for those who are keen to study family history in the context of social history. A six weeks course is already under way at the WRAP Centre in Hawkhurst and those in Hurst Green who expressed an interest in the subject were advised to go to the Hawkhurst sessions which they will find useful.

The session was conducted by Teresa Lipson with Gerald Hanriman and Breda Mason completing the team. The motto of the scheme was “Let’s Make It Happen”.

The Friendship Club will still meet on Black Bin Day at 2pm as usual with games, bingo, speakers and chat with tea.

Working alongside the new groups, and open to all ages, is the Patchwork Quilt Group. Run by a professional needle work lady, this welcomes those who are already interested in such a skilled craft and also people are invited to come along and learn the skill. Small items of work have been donated to the Children’s Hospice where the young patients find them of great benefit and comfort. Please phone 01580 860 984 for further details. Articles of workmanship were brought to the meeting and are of the highest quality.

Congratulations to Samantha Wright who is doing well playing for the Sussex Ladies Cricket team. She played on Sunday but had to be leant to Etchingham who were short in number. Hurst Green scored 163 -8 and dismissed Etchingham for 144. Guy Ballard took 4 for 36 and of the batting highest scores were Ian Wrignt 32, Guy Ballard 46, Mike Hooker 22 and P. Wright 21. The game finished in bright sunshine despite heavy showers hearty -is it a case of the sun shining on the righteous! Sunshine will be needed next week end for the annual BBQ.

The Jempsons bus runs on a Tuesday from the George at 1.25 for Peasmarsh shopping.

Lesley, at Technique, report that gifts for the troops are coming in well.

Thank you everyone who donates these well deserves tokens of admiration.

Church services are held at Salehurst at 11 am , an earlier short Communion Service takes place in the Church Room, Fair Lane Robertsbridge at 9am.

Etchingham services start at 10.30. Full details in the Etchingham column.

The summer outing of the Historical Society is on July 25 with a visit to Standen House. Interested in joining? Ring 879 431.

Council meetings take place on the last Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall at 7.45. Open to all.

Chiropodist calls on Wednesday and Thursday at the Village Hall clinic.

01797 230 251 or 079999 99 48.

All items for this column to 01580 860 340 New correspondent is needed shortly to report Hurst Green news.